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Mini Modern Classics Box Set (Penguin Classics) Hardcover – 15 Feb 2011

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  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (15 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014119670X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141196701
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 11.4 x 36.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 806,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Penguin Modern Classics began in 1961, when an unconventional Penguin editor - Tony Godwin - decided that authors of his time were producing books that deserved classic status just as much as the works of Dickens or Homer. Many of the early titles published in the list (including Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis, Carson McCuller's The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and F.Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby) are still considered landmark classics.

Penguin Modern Classics have caused scandal and political change, inspired great films, and broken down barriers, whether social, sexual, or in the case of Ulysses, the boundaries of language itself. They remain the very best, most provocative, exciting, groundbreaking, inspiring, revolutionary works of the last 100 years - an organic, ever-growing and ever-evolving list of books that we believe will continue to be read by generation after generation.


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OK. I shall not waste time on the content of this fantastic set. Frankly, you're only going to be looking at it if you're interested in short stories, and this seems to me to be a superb selection.

What I will say, is that the books themselves, as well as the binding sleeve, are of a superb quality; almost certainly what you would expect from Penguin. The whole set looks fantastic on your bookshelf, and at the very least provides an excellent book end - should you choose never to read any of the books!

If you like short stories, and need a high quality push in the right direction, I can recommend this as a great place to start.
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At this time i've only read about 6 or 7 of the books in the box. And those books I've read all have in common that they are some of the finest modern literature I ever read. The size of the books make them ideal for reading on the move (far more easy to read in the metro than Ulysses). It's just simply interesting to pick a book you don't know anything about and give it a try. It's like having your own little library consisting of well selected literature at home.
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I just wanted to add to the glittering reviews that have already been stated, Penguin have really pushed the boat out with this beautiful box of finely selected short stories.
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The books are short and are smaller than I thought but my son loves all the authors covered, so what do I know. It will make him want to read more of some of the authors.

Proved to be a great hit.
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